The Shadow Girl by Ray Cummings

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By Ray Cummings

A mysterious tower appears to be like in the midst of a urban, bearing a woman from the long run looking for aid from this present day. considered one of Cummings\' most sensible works, THE SHADOW lady is still completely readable and stress-free although it used to be first released greater than 80 years in the past.

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They were no more than severe bruises. “Nothing,” said Alan. “I’m all right. ” He tried to gesture to make it mean something. “Nanette,” said Lea. She smiled again, but then her face went solemn. ” His gesture included the three of them. And then he pointed to the dial. Alan understood. He was indicating the year to which they were going. D. “But Nanette,” Alan insisted. “Nanette? ” He swung his fingers over the dial. But they both shook their heads. They were solemn, perturbed. They did not know Turber’s destination.

Two small sections of the room were divided off by hangings of what might have been a gray metallic fabric—one enclosure where it seemed food was stored; the other, an instrument room. A low hum came from there. Alan saw lines of tiny wires of cobweb fineness, which began there and spread like a tiny white network woven into the walls and ceiling and floor of the room. And, in one corner, there was a small metal staircase—an incline spiraling upward through a trap door of the ceiling. Lea gestured.

We will sit here,” said Turber. ” He pushed me away with silent vehemence. I sat down by a window. The door of the corridor which ran the length of the ship was open. I saw the woman Josefa out there; she was staring after us, but in a moment she moved away. Turber spoke to his Indian. ” The Indian spoke with a low guttural intonation. “Yes. ” “No,” said Turber. ” He turned to me. “We had hoped, along here in these primitive ages there might be some great reptile lying dead. ” He grinned. ” He sat beside Nanette.

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